The Dyscalculia Forum
September 30 2014 07:52 PM





Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.

Forum Threads

Member Poll

Do you tell people that you have dyscalculia?

You must login to vote.

Users Online

· Guests Online: 13

· Members Online: 0

· Total Members: 6,056
· Newest Member: SBP

View Thread

 Print Thread
Hi,ComputerScience PhD. I have dyscalculia
#1 Print Post
Posted on March 20 2012 01:40 PM

Location: No value
Posts: 2

Joined: 2012-03-20

Hi all,
after reading the symptoms I think I have dyscalculia.
I always suspected that, did not know there was a name for it.
I cannot read numbers, I cannot memorize phone numbers, I cannot read analog clock.
I cannot add numbers, even if I use calculator since I type them wrong.
I even cannot play cards since I cannot sum what I have in my hand Smile
I cannot calculate the change return while shopping.

Funny thing is I LOVE math!
I have always been good at it. Not with numbers though. I always count my fingers while doing simple arithmetic. But I can solve complex integrals, derivatives, polynomials. I can formula a problem into a math equation (since I was 12) but calculating the result is not my thing.
my favorite math is set theory and first order logic.
It is all about symbols.

I have a PhD in computer science,..basically it is all math.
My sister has the similar symptoms. She has a phD in MATH!
It is not about numbers though, group theory...again with symbols and abstract things

I am curious, will this pass to my 2 little boys?
#2 Print Post
Posted on April 21 2012 12:36 PM

Location: No value
Posts: 18

Joined: 2012-04-20

Hi aysu,

I just joined the forum myself and came across your post when looking at older threads. My symptoms are quite similar to your own, the problem being the numbers themselves rather than the actual maths. I'm not even sure if I have discalculia, to be honest, or if it's something else such as a number blindness.

Anyway, I just wanted to say hello. Smile
#3 Print Post
Posted on April 25 2012 01:27 PM

Location: No value
Posts: 3265

Joined: 2008-12-31

Hi aysu!

I count on my fingers, too. Never been interested in anything math-related, though.

My hubby is big in computers/technology - has an E.E. background with a computer degree.
#4 Print Post
Posted on April 27 2012 04:40 AM

Location: No value
Posts: 151

Joined: 2011-11-18

You know, Happyfoxy, you've brought up an interesting point and something I've been wondering too. It seems some of the symptoms/signs of dyscalculia are almost "universal" in that most posters here claim they experience them, while other symptoms seem to affect some and not others.

I had a conversation the other day with a colleague at work whose son has a "form of dyslexia" and that there are "17 recognzied forms of dyslexia" according to her. It made me wonder if perhaps the reason not all of use share the same symptoms is that we all have varying "forms" of dyscalculia; and, as research progresses in this area, these differences will become categorized more distinctly.

Does anyone else feel this way or have any thoughts on this?

Ladyhawke Smile
Algebra? When I learn decimals and fractions, you're welcome to try teaching me, but unless you have the patience of a saint and are very long-lived, good luck with that... Grin
Jump to Forum:

Similar Threads

Thread Forum Replies Last Post
Dyscalculia and music Getting diagnosed 8 August 11 2014 09:38 PM
Being a teenager living with dyscalculia Psychological Impact of Dyscalculia 17 June 23 2014 10:04 PM
Developmental dyscalculia is a familial learning disability (Shalev, Manor, Kerem, & Ayali). Articles 19 June 05 2014 07:48 AM
Thinking This Might Help With Dyscalculia, too Living With Dyscalculia 1 April 14 2014 02:11 PM
Dyscalculia Day help Dyscalculia Day 2 January 12 2014 07:33 PM